Dogs for Show

The Sunflower Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show is this weekend, May 11-13, at the Kansas Expocentre.  Free admission makes this an attractive weekend activity option for dog aficionados.  No strollers allowed, however.

This is a great opportunity to learn about various dog breeds and to see them in action.  Events include Conformation, Obedience, and Rally competitions.

If you’re thinking about adding a dog to your family or simply want to know more about specific dog breeds after you attend the show, remember to check the Pets Neighborhood where you’ll find books featuring breeds from Akitas to Whippets and everything in between.   Other topics covered in this collection include puppy training tips, dog health, grooming, first-aid and adopting a shelter dog.

Consider these:

The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds

a pocket guide with color photos–check it out and take it to the show 



The Dog Selector: how to choose the right dog for you




The Nature of Dogs

beautiful art photography, essays, and information about various breeds






Kimberly Sain

As a Public Services Specialist, in addition to Reference work I promote the Travel, Pets, and Lawn & Garden neighborhoods, coordinate nature-themed programs for adults and families, and serve on the Big Read planning committee. My interests include exploring new travel destinations, hiking trails in Kansas, Colorado and Arkansas, birding, Sandhill cranes, Monarch waystations, native Kansas plants, citizen science activities, and reading nature essays about Alaska and the Brooks Range. Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country is my all-time favorite novel.